Meet our Team

The Leadership Behind SharpSpring Marketing Automation

Rick Carlson

CEO / Founder

Rick Carlson

CEO / Founder

Rick is a founder and CEO of SharpSpring. He started with the goal of bringing marketing analytics and automation tools to small and medium businesses on an affordable and easy-to-use SaaS platform. Rick has over 15 years of executive management experience in the technology sector, holding president, CEO, general manager, and board positions at several successful Internet security companies. When Rick is not working on SharpSpring, he is busy with his second, and far more complex start-up – his two sons. Sometimes, Rick still gets to play beach volleyball, and occasionally, his wife politely laughs at his jokes.

Travis Whitton

Travis Whitton

CTO / Founder

Travis Whitton

Travis Whitton

CTO / Founder

Travis is the co-founder and CTO of SharpSpring, responsible for the technical design and development strategy for SharpSpring. Travis has extensive experience leading technology teams during his career. Prior to SharpSpring, Travis was the primary data storage architect at Grooveshark.com where he implemented solutions to scale the online music streaming service for millions of visitors per day.

Ed Lawton

Edward Lawton

CFO

Ed Lawton

Edward Lawton

CFO

Ed joined SharpSpring in September 2014 as Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the global financial and administrative operations of the company. Prior to joining SharpSpring, Ed held senior roles with publicly-traded Bottomline Technologies and Trico Marine Services. When not working, three kids and lots of sports keep Ed busy.

Andrew Dod

CMO

Andrew Dod

CMO

Andrew’s twenty-eight year career spans strategy and marketing with broad experience in B2B technology. Previously, he was CMO at a 2,500 person international management consultancy, Managing Partner of an Inc. 5000 consulting firm, CMO of a mobile app company, and CEO of two marketing agencies. He’s a published author, magna cum laude graduate of Princeton, and Annenberg Fellow at Eton College in England.

Alana Christou

Director of Recruitment and HR

Alana Christou

Director of Recruitment and HR

Alana joined SharpSpring in early 2016 after eight years working in administration and recruitment at the University of Florida. She is responsible for driving recruitment of the SharpSpring team, managing HR operations, and ensuring the SharpSpring culture keeps everyone working hard and having fun. In her free time, Alana is a dedicated Pilates and yoga attendee who loves to travel.

Joe Garland

Joel Garland

VP Business Development

Joe Garland

Joel Garland

VP Business Development

Joel joined SharpSpring in early 2014 with a law and business background and a focus on intellectual property and marketing. He has since experienced just about every department of the company. Joel currently focuses on driving growth and building relationships with other companies that align well with SharpSpring to add value for customers.

Jason Stankevich

Jason Stankevich

Director of Support

Jason Stankevich

Jason Stankevich

Director of Support

Jason joined SharpSpring in late 2014, bringing solid technical support and customer service background to the company.  He pioneered the Onboarding role and now leads the Support, Onboarding, Professional Services, and Customer Success teams. When his focus is not on SharpSpring, Jason likes to squeeze in a round of disc golf or spend a weekend camping with his 3 and half year old son.

James Morgan

James Morgan

VP Sales

James Morgan

James Morgan

VP Sales

James joined SharpSpring in January 2014 as part of the sales team, and was soon promoted to vice president. He leads an international team that builds relationships and shares the exciting features of SharpSpring worldwide. He attended the University of Florida and majored in architecture. Soon after, he joined Aerial Communications and, as head of corporate relations and director of sales, he helped launch and build the company that was later acquired by T-Mobile for $1.8 billion. He has owned several restaurants with his 'foodie' wife, and has even been featured on Man vs. Food Nation with Adam Richman!

Marketing Team


Kim

VP Marketing



Valerie

Senior Manager, Product and Content Marketing



Kim

Marketing Division Lead



Nicole

Marketing Events and Strategy Manager



Myles

Marketing Operations Manager



Isabel

Copywriter



Jena Bezesky

Jena

Digital Marketing Intern



Koertni

Partner Enablement Specialist



Lindsey Sherman

Lindsey

Digital Marketing Manager



Mike

Marketing Events & Promotions Coordinator

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Development Team


Mark

Director of Engineering



Skylar Slade

Skyler

Director of Site Reliability



Nate Geouge

Nate

NOC Manager



James Jenkins

James

QA Manager



David

IT Support Manager



Aaron Gaskin

Aaron

IT Intern



Alex Rockwell

Alex

Senior Software Engineer



Andrew

Software Engineer



Andrue Anderson

Andrue

Junior Software Engineer



Barrington

Senior Software Engineer

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Design Team


Shane

VP Customer Experience



Dru

Lead Product Designer



Teresa

Lead Experience Designer



Molly Seebol

Molly

Experience Designer



Brittany

Experience Designer

Product Team


Jon Marburger

Jon

Senior Product Manager



Bryan Tobin

Bryan

Product Expert



Morgan

Product Owner



AJ

Project Manager



Alex

Delivery and Compliance Specialist



Patti

Technical Writer

Sales Team


Alex Cavalcante

Alex

Director of International Partnerships



Brendan George

Brendan

Director of Partnerships



Charles

Director of Partnerships



Ian Massenburg

Ian

Director of Partnerships



Jaclyn

Business Development Representative



Jaimy

Business Development Representative



Jared Beasley

Jared

Director of Partnerships



John

Business Development Representative



Kati Grote

Kati

Business Development Representative



Laurie

Director of International Partnerships

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Customer Success Team


Gary Reinhard

Gary

SS Key Accounts Manager



Katie

SSM+ Key Accounts Manager



Zachery

Customer Success Manager

Onboarding Team


Brett

Director of Onboarding



Christian Otero

Christian

Onboarding Manager



AJ Woythaler

AJ

Onboarding Specialist



Cassandra Garcia

Cassandra

Onboarding Specialist



Chris Arias

Chris

Onboarding Specialist



Chris

Onboarding Specialist



Clara

Onboarding Specialist



Justin

Onboarding Specialist



Matt

Onboarding Specialist



Matt

Onboarding Specialist

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Support Team


Ben Brashear

Ben

Assistant Director of Support



Cody Rapczak

Cody

Product Area Manager - Deliverability



Corey Franco

Corey

Product Area Manager - HTML



Gregg Robinson

Gregg

Talent Development Manager



Josh

Product Area Manager - I/O



Mateo Puig

Mateo

Product Area Manager - Automation



Natalie Gonzalez

Natalie

Operations Support Manager



Scott

Product Area Manager - Code



Robbie Smart

Robbie

Professional Services Manager



Alex Polefko

Alex

Support Engineer

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Finance Team


Geoff

Director of Finance



Alena Chuprakova

Alena

US Controller



Liudmyla Goister

Liudmyla

Assistant Controller



Deontae Lafayette

Deontae

Finance Analyst



Dmytro Sokha

Dmytro

Accounting Manager



Jennifer

Billing Specialist



Katia Tsiurenko

Katia

Billing Specialist



Michael Collins

Michael

Business Operations Analyst

Administration Team


Jon

VP Operations

Jon

VP Operations



Naseem

Senior Project Manager

Naseem

Senior Project Manager



Caitlin Schreihofer

Caitlin

Executive Assistant

Caitlin Schreihofer

Caitlin

Executive Assistant



Lillian Vargas

Lillian

Talent and Culture Specialist

Lillian Vargas

Lillian

Talent and Culture Specialist